With 26.5 million smartphones shipped in the second quarter of India representing a 44 per cent growth year-on-year (y-o-y), IDC predicts by 2017 India will overtake US to be the second-largest smartphone market globally.
IDC expects India to maintain a double-digit growth rate over the next few years as people switch to smartphones and gradually upgrade to 4G.
This strong June quarter performance saw smartphone shipments grow 19 per cent following a sluggish March quarter, said International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. A total of 18.4 million units were shipped for the same period last year.
Contributed By Sonia Narula